Local nameBarbakan
LocationDzielnica I Stare Miasto, Kraków, Poland

The Kraków Barbican is a barbican – a fortified outpost once connected to the city walls. It is a historic gateway leading into the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. The barbican is one of the few remaining relics of the complex network of fortifications and defensive barriers that once encircled the royal city of Kraków in the south of Poland. It currently serves as a tourist attraction and venue for a variety of exhibitions.Today the Barbican is under the jurisdiction of The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Tourists may tour its interior with its displays outlining the historical development of fortifications in Kraków.

Tags FortificationMuseumGothic ArtCastleFortHeritage
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Opening hours

Apr - Oct
Mon - Sun: 10.30 am - 6 pm
Closed on every second Monday of the month

Nov - March: closed


Full: PLN 12
Reduced: PLN 8

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Official website


Phone +48 12 422 98 77

Address Basztowa, 30-547 Kraków, Poland

Coordinates 50°3'55.683" N 19°56'29.815" E

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